Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mortal Lock by Andrew Vachss

Andrew Vachss writes mean, vicious stories.  He's a lawyer who represents children and most of his stories come from things he's seen in his work.  They aren't stories with happy endings for the most part, but his warriors defending those children make sure the men hurting them feel their pain.  I found this book and noticed it was some of his unpublished earlier works and I wanted to see how he started...

Vintage Crime and Edelweiss allowed me to download a copy and read it for review (thank you).  It will be published May 7th, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This book include 18 short stories and a screen play.  Theses stories are more tame than his later books.  They're ironic, unusual, and intriguing, but not as mean.  You have everything from assassins to disgruntled writers to supernatural forces.  I found all of them interesting.  None were totally outstanding but they do offer insight into an author whose life has influenced his writing.  It was well worth reading.

Why not get a copy and see what you think of his earlier work?

Happy reading.  

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